Grantham University, an Online University, Receives Award from Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City

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Grantham University, an online university, announced it received a Cornerstone Award from the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City in recognition of its business expansion. The Economic Development Corporation established the Cornerstone Award more than 20 years ago to identify and honor economic development projects that contribute to the growth and stability of Kansas City's economy.

We look forward to continuing our expansion and growth in Kansas City. By August 2007, we plan to have 335 employees and additional 5,000 square feet of office space.

Grantham University, an online university specializing in educating working adults, today announced it received a Cornerstone Award from the Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City in recognition of its business expansion. The Economic Development Corporation established the Cornerstone Award more than 20 years ago to identify and honor economic development projects that contribute to the growth and stability of Kansas City's economy.

"We're thrilled to receive this award from the Economic Development Corporation," said Tom Macon, chairman of Grantham University. "We look forward to continuing our expansion and growth in Kansas City. By August 2007, we plan to have 335 employees and additional 5,000 square feet of office space."

Currently, Grantham University leases 30,000 square feet of office space at Zona Rosa and has 226 employees. The University relocated to Kansas City from Slidell, Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

The 2007 Cornerstone Awards will be given out at a reception on Thursday, April 12. In addition, award winners such as Grantham University will be recognized at the annual awards luncheon at the Marriott Muehlebach Hotel on Friday, April 13. More than 900 guests, including Mayor Kay Barnes, will be in attendance.

About Grantham University:
Established in 1951, Grantham University is a private institution that specializes in educating the working adult student. Its mission is to 'level the playing field' by making a high quality college education available to adult learners based on the combined academic and economic principles of Accessibility, Affordability and Academic Accountability. Grantham University offers military scholarships for active duty, reserve, guard, veterans and military family members, as well as scholarships for law enforcement professionals. Grantham's courses are online and self-paced, allowing students to study at home, at work, on Temporary Duty (TDY) or from almost anywhere in the world. Grantham University is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). For more information, visit http://www.grantham.edu or call 1-800-955-2527.

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